The former WWE Champion Batista has had a legendary career in the company and has been a dominating performer inside the ring. The 53-year-old, who retired at WrestleMania 35 in 2019, is a six-time world champion and a two-time Royal Rumble winner. ‘The Animal’ is set to reprise his role of Drax “The Destroyer” in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”. He had previously indicated that this third film in the series is likely the last for his character. The writer and director James Gunn revealed on social media that the movie has wrapped up the filming portion of the production.
Now, Batista himself confirmed that his journey as Drax the Destroyer has come to an end.
Batista reveals the wrapping up of filming
Filming for the third Guardians of the Galaxy film has officially wrapped, and it also signifies the final time that Dave Bautista will play Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bautista posted a photo featuring himself, director James Gunn, and castmates Sean Gunn (who plays Kraglin Obfonteri and does Rocket Raccoon’s motion capture), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Karen Gillan (Nebula), and said that he’s still searching for the words to sum up what the role meant to him.
The movie is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2023. It has been also noted that in other business ventures, Batista opened a new DC Society Ink tattoo studio in Tampa, Florida. He visited the shop this April while on a brief break from filming Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 in Atlanta.
“Haven’t found the words yet. It ended so suddenly and I was on to my next film before I could process it all. End of a journey that changed my life. #guardiansofthegalaxy #vol3 #GoodbyeDrax #DreamChaser #DreamMachine,” Bautista wrote.
‘The Animal’ also took some time to acknowledge the heartfelt message from Triple H, as WWE looked back on the 20th anniversary of his debut. He said that it meant “everything” to him.
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